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City pulls plug on outdoor ice

The Cloquet public works department admitted defeat Tuesday, with the earliest-ever removal of the ice hockey boards at Pinehurst Park. Matt VanReese and Shawn Risel load portions of the hockey rink...

 

Carlton happenings

I hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day. As I recall, in Miss Otteson’s first-grade classroom we would get a brown paper lunch bag to decorate with hearts, construction paper and artwork to...

 

wright/ cromwell news

This year’s Cromwell-Wright homecoming royalty are Johnathon Schiller and Aurora Gervais, whose dad, Tom, was homecoming king in 1998. (There’s a photo on Page 2 of this issue.) Many of the kings...

 

Award-Winning Science

Young scientists got a taste of scientific scrutiny at this year's 72nd annual Northeastern Minnesota Regional Science Fair Saturday, where participants were outnumbered by judges 2-to-1. Regional...

 

Church Services

Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] www.esko-apostolic.org Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship service, all ages 11 a.m. coffee & fellowship Services... Full story

 

Sunset Brilliance

Darrell Davey captured what many people were marveling at on Jan. 31 when a radiant sunset was tossed across the region. Davey took this picture at the intersection of Cloquet Avenue and Minnesota...

 

The Sticky Letter

Pine Knot News subscriber Sean Sundquist is on a quest to get this letter to its rightful owner, as it's now been delivered incorrectly to his own mailbox 10 times. Sundquist lives in Saginaw, the...

 

Korby's Connections: So much spring already

The gentle breeze was swirling at 7 miles per hour from a north-northwest direction. It was sunny, and a beautiful Groundhog Day, Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Earlier in the day, Punxsutawney Phil had...

 

wright/ cromwell news

Treat your valentine to coffee and a sweet treat at the boys basketball game tonight, Friday, Feb. 9. Dollars for Scholars will be sponsoring the fundraiser during the games. Come support the team...

 

Knot Pining: 1937 post office mural's fate is a mystery

There was an interesting program on Minnesota Public Radio last week on the New Deal, the government efforts in the 1930s to pull the country out of the Great Depression. Included in the Jan. 24... Full story

 

Chili cookoff coming next week

Holy Smokes Coffeehouse & BBQ is holding a chili cookoff fundraiser 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Eat and vote for your favorite chili or enter your own by picking up an application at the restaurant, located at 103 Ave. C, in the West End of Cloquet.... Full story

 

Snowplow names announced

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the winners of the Class of 2024 “Name a Snowplow” Contest. In order of the most votes, the winners are: Taylor Drift, District 2 (northwest Minnesota), 12,027 votes Clark W. Blizzwald,...

 

Photos: Lots of giving when it comes to vets

Fifty-six residents at the Silver Bay Veterans Home were tickled to receive monogrammed winter vests last week, courtesy of Cloquet VFW Post 3979. During a previous visit, veteran and VFW junior vice... Full story

 

Son takes mom to the movies ... his movies

A Cloquet High School graduate who now dabbles as a filmmaker has planned a special free screening of his short films for his mother next week at a theater in Duluth. "Cloquet native Allan H. Johnson... Full story

 

Court in session for Valentine's Day

Cupid will make a stop at the Minnesota Judicial Branch this Valentine’s Day, as judges in three counties perform free Valentine’s Day weddings. St. Louis County District Court in Duluth will have one judge available to perform weddings if... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

The ballots are in the mail for the Minnesota presidential primary. They came in the mail in Beseman Township and probably several others. The Minnesota primary is on March 5, 2024, so the ballots...

 

Animals in person at the library

Rad Zoo owner Jamie Pastika gets help holding a large boa constrictor named Louie from a handful of children Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Cloquet Public Library. A 33-year-old former pet, Louie was extra...

 

There's zaniness afoot in this mystery

The County Seat Theater will open its new season with "No Body To Murder," a whodunit comedy full of zany characters, hilarious stage action and a surprise ending. "This show is only about an hour...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Our sincere sympathies to Gil Kinnunen on the recent passing of his wife, Dawn, of West St. Paul; a celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1530 Oakdale...

 

Photos: Some inside fun in Esko

There were four hours of fun during Esko's Winterfest Fun Day Saturday at the school gym. There was a climbing wall, above, and games for all ages, right, but mostly the younger set. The anglers... Full story

 

Down on the farm: Conference looks at future of farming in state

What do Minnesota farmers do in the wintertime? Aside from livestock chores, machinery repair, record analysis, next-season planning, and a little more family time, they can improve their knowledge...

 

Wright / Cromwell News

My sympathies to the families of Don Hutar, 80, who died Jan. 10; Fran Soloman, who died Jan. 11; Gary Larson, who died Jan. 1; and Reuben Wenstrom, who died Jan. 8. The Bethany Lutheran public...

 

Winterfest comes to Esko

Choose from three different events to celebrate winter and community in Esko on Saturday, Jan. 20. Winterfest Fun Day runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Esko school, and will include carnival games, face painting, a cakewalk, photobooth and lots of games...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

With the holidays over, I’m wishing everyone a very happy and healthy New Year. The mayor of Cromwell reported that 31 kids visited Santa and Mrs. Claus at City Hall on Dec. 16. The visit is...

 

Dispose of holiday detritus responsibly

Recycle your Christmas tree Carlton County residents are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees during Treecycling, a free program with drop-off locations throughout the region. Christmas trees, like yard waste, are banned from landfills in...

 

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